Open up a discussion about mental health
Stigma remains one of the main barriers to addressing this challenge. In many cases, employees refrain from discussing mental health issues with their employer for fear of jeopardising their career prospects and/or falling victim to discrimination. By instigating an open discussion about mental health issues such as stress and depression, employers can encourage employees to speak out early if they are affected, enter a dialogue and gain information about company policies already in place, and those that they would like to see introduced. Launching an anonymous poll or feedback system inviting staff to discuss workplace satisfaction is a good start.